AUBURN, Ala. — Former Baylor signee Kameron Martin did not need long to think about Auburn.
Twenty-four hours after visiting the Tigers, the 4-star running back committed to Auburn. He visited TCU on Sunday.
He was released unconditionally from his national letter of intent at Baylor and is eligible to play immediately at Auburn.
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee was Martin’s primary recruiter before he initially signed with Baylor. Baylor allowed five signees to transfer without NCAA penalty in the wake of former coach Art Briles being suspended with the intent to terminate.
Martin, a Port Arthur, Texas native, runs the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds. He rushed for 963 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 10 catches for 133 yards during his senior season at Memorial High. He is rated the No. 7 all-purpose running back by 247Sports Composite.
Martin hung out at Auburn coach Gus Malzahn’s home Saturday. He visited Auburn without his mother, traveling by himself through Atlanta, before reportedly visiting TCU on Sunday. He was scheduled to commit to TCU or Auburn on Tuesday. His time table moved up quickly following his visit with the Tigers.
Martin’s commitment comes at a good time for the Tigers, who recently lost speedy running back Roc Thomas due to transfer. Martin (5-foot-10, 178 pounds) could contribute immediately at running back, receiver and on special teams.
Martin’s recruitment makes it at least three players with Baylor connections Auburn is actively recruiting. The Tigers consider quarterback Kellen Mond, a former Baylor commitment, its top target in the class of 2017. He is expected to announce a decision between Auburn and Texas A&M before July 17.
I'm officially an Auburn Tiger …. ? pic.twitter.com/HDprKEIrF8
— Kam Martin ⁶ (@TeamKamMartin) June 27, 2016